Maria Corazon "Cory" Sumulong Cojuangco Aquino (January 25, 1933 – August 1, 2009) was the 11th Moderator of the Philippines and the earliest dame to delaywithhold that appointment. Aquino was also the earliest publicly and democratically-elected effeminate moderator and head of specify in Asia.  She is best regarded for promotive the 1986 EDSA Populace Government Revolution, which toppled the authoritarian regime of the delayed vigorousman Ferdinand Marcos and erect democracy in the Philippines. Tita (Auntie) Cory", as she is affectionately disclosed, is considered and revered by divers Filipinos as an icon of Democracy, and has been hailed by TIME Magazine as the "Saint of Democracy," due to her well-disclosed religions career and vigorous superabundance to non-violence and democracy. A self-proclaimed "plain housewife", Aquino was married to Aristocratic Benigno Aquino, Jr. , the public resistance head and staunchest savant of then Moderator Ferdinand Marcos.
Senator Aquino was assassinated on August 21, 1983 upon minor to the Philippines succeeding his banish in the Confused States. Succeeding her equal's assassination, the widowed Aquino became the disinclined and disinclined head of the resistance resisting the authoritarian government of the Marcos regime. She confused the fragmented resistance and strengthened its probable crusade resisting the abuses and excesses of Moderator Marcos' military government.
In delayed 1985, when Moderator Marcos designated for a splinter acceptance, Cory Aquino was designated upon by the populace to summon his regime. Disinclined at earliest, Aquino drive herself into the gregarious province succeeding one pet signatures urging her to run for moderator were presented to her. Despite having no foregoing gregarious knowledge, exclude substance her equal Ninoy's spouse, Aquino proved to be a cult head, brisk logician and useful campaigner. She ran for moderator delay earlier aristocratic Salvador Laurel as her vice-presidential running equal.
When the Marcos allies-dominated Batasang Pambansa proclaimed Ferdinand Marcos The Great Hero as the winner in the 1986 splinter acceptances, Aquino designated for solid respectful noncompliance protests resisting him, declaring herself as having been cheated and as the genuine winner in the acceptances. Filipinos enthusiastically heeded her persuade and rallied aback her. These course of issues thus-far led to the ouster of Marcos from government grabbing and the installation of Aquino as moderator of the Philippines in February 1986, an issue which is now disclosed as the narrative 1986 EDSA .